Raheem Morris was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the same day the St. Louis Rams dismissed Steve Spagnuolo and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay removed his vice chairman and general manager.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will miss the first game of the season because of slow progress in his rehabilitation from neck surgery, ESPN Radio in New York is reporting, citing a taped interview with team vice chairman Bill Polian.
The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts were supposed to be meeting this week in a nationally televised Sunday night game showcasing two of the elite quarterbacks in the National Football League.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay criticized quarterback Peyton Manning for complaining about the dour atmosphere on the team, saying he should have kept his opinions “in the family,” ESPN reported on its website.
Peyton Manning won’t play in the final two games of the National Football League season as the Indianapolis Colts quarterback recovers from neck surgery that forced him to miss the first 14 games, the team said.